The E4F MSCA COFUND project is an initiative coordinated by Iberdrola Foundation aiming at structured international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral training in the clean and sustainable energy field.
E4F has launched its first call, with deadline on August 31st 2021, for the selection of 14 postdoctoral fellowships with a duration of 24 months (from January 2022 to December 2023) in one of the 14 hosting partner organisations, including advanced training and 3-6 months’ industrial or academic secondments.
Applicants must be experienced researchers (in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least 4 years of demonstrable research experience by the call deadline), have transnational mobility (not resided or carried out their main activity in the host country for more than 12 months in the 3 years preceding the call deadline) and be fluent in English.
IMDEA Energy is partner organization of the E4F programme and offers to host two postdoctoral fellowships and two secondments in the 2021 call in the following research topics:
- Energy storage by thermal, electrochemical and thermochemical methods to increase the dispatchability and penetration of renewable energies and the distributed generation of electricity.
- Development, testing and modelling of redox flow batteries especially suitable to be coupled to renewable energies.
- Reusability and recyclability approaches to maximise the lifetime and promote circular economy in Lithium-ion batteries.
- Thermal and thermochemical storage technologies to increment the use of renewable energy in Power-to-Heat applications.
- Chemical storage technologies (hydrogen) to increment the use of renewable energy in Power-to-X applications.
- Flexible electrochemical storage devices able to be integrated in the panelling and lining of vehicles.
- Assessment and modelling of the State of Health of Li-ion battery packs from electric vehicles for second life stationary applications.
- Smart management of electricity demand and improvement of the reliability and stability of the electricity networks of the future with high penetration of renewable energy, e.g. through the application of optimisation-based algorithms.
- Grid integration issues of wind energy, for example, control systems for multi-terminal DC networks used in offshore wind generation and its integration to onshore AC power grids.
- Research on PV materials, such as the design, synthesis and characterization of lead-free organic-inorganic materials for nanostructured dye-sensitized solar cells.
- Soiling monitoring and mitigation for optimised electricity production by PV.
- Development of photo-electrochemical cells (PEC) incorporating PV technology for solar fuels production.
In case you have a proposal idea in connection with one of the research areas above, you may contact the programme coordinator at IMDEA Energy (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further definition of the technical details and ambition of your proposal.
Send your application HERE.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska - Curie grant agreement No. 101034297.